radeon and FreeBSD freeze

Boris Samorodov bsam at ipt.ru
Wed Sep 10 16:02:25 UTC 2008

Robert Noland <rnoland at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 17:39 +0400, Boris Samorodov wrote:

>> Don't understand why it's not enough memory:
>> -----
>> host% swapinfo -h 
>> Device          1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity
>> /dev/ad8s1b       4194304       0B     4.0G     0%
>> -----
> It's not enough free space on /var to save the core.

Yes, I've fixed it. Thanks.

>> >> When gdm is reloading the whole mashine freezes at gnome greeter.
>> >> The mouse cursor freezes while being a clock-buzzer. Ctrl-alt-del
>> >> doesn't help, only reset does.
>> >> 
>> >> > Does disabling DRI in xorg.conf fixes the problem ?
>> >> 
>> >> Didn't try, but may do if it may help.
>> >> 
>> >> Here is my X-log:
>> >> ftp://ftp.ipt.ru/pub/tmp/Xorg.0.log
>> >
>> > Something is very odd here... drm is not being enabled, so it is not at
>> > fault.  Are all of your ports up to date and built without the nvidia
>> > option?
>> I used to build ports at tinderbox and then unstall packages.
>> I can't find any changes for xorg ports options -- seems that
>> tinderbox uses the defaults.
>> I'm not sure if all (needed?) ports are up-to-date.
> Well, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say the it looks like libGL
> and / or dri need to be updated.  That may not resolve the issue, but it
> definately doesn't look correct.  If that doesn't fix it, a core is
> going to be the best chance of figuring out exactly what is wrong.

Upgraded to the latest packages, got five total freezes w/o dump
(only reset helped).

I'm rather reluctant to continue experiments for now -- it's my
main machine for the day-job. May be some time later... Returning
to the vesa driver.

Robert and others -- thank you for your help!

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve

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